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Trieste: History of Prosecco and the Karst Region
135 USD
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Embark on a journey to the picturesque village of Prosecco, where the world's most celebrated sparkling white wine originates. Next, wander through the stunning Ferrari Garden, nestled in the charming Medieval town of Štanjel, and indulge in the natural wonders of the Karst plateau, where ancient landscapes unfold.
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Following a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Trieste, embark on a journey to the charming town of Prosecco, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Italy. As you delve into the region's best-kept secrets, you'll uncover the fascinating history behind Prosecco and explore the area's most revered vineyards. Your tour continues with a visit to an outstanding winery, where you'll indulge in a tasting of Italy's most celebrated sparkling wines. Next, venture to the picturesque medieval village of Štanjel, perched atop a scenic hill in the Karst Region. This ancient village has maintained its rustic charm, boasting breathtaking views and an intriguing cultural heritage named after its patron saint, Daniel. Over the centuries, Štanjel has undergone transformations, yet its essence remains intact. The village's unique character is attributed to the vision of architect and mayor Maks Fabiani, who harmoniously merged preservation and innovation during both World Wars. Fabiani's remarkable contributions to Štanjel include the meticulous restoration of Ferrari Villa and the design of the stunning Ferrari Garden park, recognized as one of Slovenia's most impressive landscaping feats from the inter-war period. As you soak up the charm of this captivating region, be sure to savor the local delicacies, including dry-cured ham, cheese, and an assortment of Karst region wines.